Western Libraries

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (GSWS)


This "quick start" guide will help you find resources about Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies needed to complete your course assignments, written paper, and essays.

  • When completing assignments, you may be required to find journal articles or newspaper articles by searching databases. The Articles tab has relevant database suggestions that can be searched to find full-text articles related to GSWS. A list of relevant GSWS journals is also included.

  • The Books tab leads to a short list of books, including ebooks available online. Use the library catalogue to find more GSWS resources.

  • The Handbooks tab leads to useful reference sources that will help with understanding specific topics within GSWS.

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In the spirit of Indigenization and Decolonization, efforts are made to include Indigenous resources throughout this guide. Indigenization and Decolonization at Western is led by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII).